While it’s usually the hair and makeup looks seen on the Cannes red carpet that catch our attention, the glossy manicures actually deserve some time in the spotlight.
Case in point: this glam take on a French manicure, as worn by Indian actress Sonam Kapoor.
The neutral base is perfectly enhance by the metallic tips, making it a great go-to style when you want something that’s understated with a little twist.
We spoke to Alison Bowhill-Hayes, Sally Hansen Nail Expert, to ask her how to get the look at home with the shades from the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Red Carpet Collection.
Prep your nails
The start of any good, long-lasting manicure is to prep your nails properly, so file and buff your nails, following with a base coat. Alison suggests Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 for its ridge-filling benefits.
Pick your base colour
Create your tip
When your polish is completely dry and fully set, Alison suggests using a piece of scotch tape or a French manicure nail guard and applying it about 1mm from the tip of your fingernail.
To achieve the metallic edge, use Complete Salon Manicure in Lady T and paint the shade along the nail tip. Allow the polish to dry, then apply a second coat.
Enhance the shine
When the colour is completely dry and set hard (Alison recommends waiting 20 to 30 minutes), gently peel off your tape, and apply a thick coat of a shiny topcoat, such as Sally Hansen 3D Gel Shine Top Coat.
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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.